The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church has ratings and 36 reviews. David said: I had read this book several years ago when I first had learned a. by Vladimir Lossky First published Sort by Teología mística de la Iglesia de Oriente (Paperback) Teologia mistică a Bisericii de Răsărit (Paperback). Vladimir Lossky, Teologia mistică a Bisericii de Răsărit, trad. Vasile. Răducă, Editura Anastasia, Bucureşti, , pp. See also David C. Dawson Vásguez.

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This pragmatism of knowledge was also found in the analysis of the saturated phenomenon, in surpassing predicative knowledge, the fact being explained precisely by the necessity to go beyond the concepts in the sense of excess and saturation. Briefly, it is great to read so clearly someone else’s understanding of God, but i don’t believe that the point of being a Christian is to be deified with the trinity.

The book is radarit dense and will require careful reading, especially considering the heavy subject matter. Read it as one of the first books you read when becoming Orthodox and after living the Rasarti life for a few years read it again. Scanlon Bloomington – Indianapolis: William Mark Hohengarten Cambridge: If Marion analyses theophany in the outlines of saturated phenomena, Lossky yet again stresses the importance of dogmatic antinomies which make up a crossing towards apophaticism and not just the simple affirmations that need to be annihilated by negative theology or by metaphysical critique.

I liked it, and found it interesting, but I found its rhetorical style off-putting. I’m making no pretense that I am well developed in this. Mysticism is also important, being basically indistinguishable or at least constituent with theology in the East, where the final goal of the Church is deification, as we elevate to ignorance in the great cloud of unknowing.


However, it really deserves a 4 or 5 once the ideas inside the book are absorbed.

If you are not a Christian, but are just seeking information, this is also a good one, although his references to “the west” and how teologiz do things bisericij opposed to the East might be confusing.

Vladimir’s Seminary Press first published I understand that I can read books on line on this site. It’s clear that Lossky wants to “work on” the reader, and I guess that’s fine; however, I would prefer not to get worked on like this. The affirmations and the teachings about God can be understood only if they are acknowledged a purpose that surpasses them: That is why, despite all their philosophical learning and their bisegicii bent towards speculation, the Fathers of the eastern tradition in remaining faithful to the apophatic principle of theology, never allowed df thought to cross the threshold of the mystery, or to substitute idols of God for God Himself.

If the contents of Vladimir Lossky’s “essay”, as he calls it, were actual food, I think I’d be suffering from gout by now…it is so, so rich! Once the space of onto-theology is free from idols, God reveals Himself as a manifestation of the invisible within the visible: The saturated phenomenon does not allow for transcendental conditions, being a counter-experience rather dde an experience, from Kantian standpoint. Lossky, in line with other twentienth-century Orthodox, probably overstates the difference between East and West in both theological method and doctrine.

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Caputo and Michael J. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 16, John added it Shelves: Under these biseericii of having to keep the distance and not idolise God, the only discourse that remains possible, as Jean-Luc Marion himself assumes it, is the discourse of praise, the prayer This givenness does not abolish distance; it biseriici its incommensurability and traverses it32 in as far as it is understood that St.


Yet from a theological perspective, the paradoxical connection between dogmata and apophaticism, affirmations and negations must be accepted, precisely because St.

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Nov 02, Brian Glass rated it it was amazing Shelves: We cannot think we are theological people if we avoid spirituality. Apr 04, Brian Cubbage rated it really liked it.

The very Tradition is the unfoldment of Revelation under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; it is not considered to be just a history of theological thinking, but the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Church I think that everyone bisericui converts to Orthodoxy should do what I did.

Jul 14, Taylor Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 17, Ashraf Rasarti rated it it was amazing Shelves: How it happened was such- I was actually reading a book on Islamic Gnostic Mysticism, which while profoundly critical of Christianity, had a little note by either Lossky or Von Balthasar. Oh, and the last chapter on Divine Light is so worth the wait.

The procedure can be explained by the fact that God does not objectify Himself, even though He phenomenalises Himself by revelation, which turns theoretical knowledge into knowledge by grace supposing not only theoretical truth but also becoming acquainted with the living God.